FABLES - Les fables de Pilpay, philosophe... - Lot 62 - Osenat

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FABLES - Les fables de Pilpay, philosophe... - Lot 62 - Osenat
FABLES - Les fables de Pilpay, philosophe indien ou la conduite des rois. Barbin, 1698. In-12 contemporary vellum (slight foxing). 9 ff. 352 pp. Second French translation, and first under this title, of the prologue and first four chapters of the Anvari Sohaïli ou Soohyly. The first French translation appeared in 1644 under the title : Livre des lumières ou la conduite des rois. While the first is signed by translator David Sahid of Isfahan, the second is anonymous. La Fontaine cited Pilpay's Fables as inspiration for his fable collections.
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